Catch it on Saturdays at 9PM.
The UK-based radio station, Classic FM is seeing the return of its video game music show, High Score, back for it’s third (and longest) run, starting this Saturday at 9pm (GMT).
Hosted by BAFTA Award-winner Jessica Curry – composer of the music for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Dear Esther – the first show will launch with an all-requests special, putting listeners in charge of the music selection. The new series will have a seven-week run and will go on to explore themes such as morality, war, and conflict as well as the best games music of 2018.
Video game music has come along way from the 8-bit, monophonic – if not sometimes catchy – sounds of its early years; many game soundtracks are now as full and as moving as any other composition you might hear, making their composers household names for many – Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) both spring to mind here.
What's your favourite video game soundtrack? We asked our presenter @JessicaCurry2 to share hers…
— Classic FM (@ClassicFM) November 1, 2018
Of course, there are many game soundtracks and composers that deserve a mention and that’s something that Classic FM recognises and went on to celebrate with the first series of High Score, airing back in April, 2017.
High Score will be aired weekly at 9pm, starting this Saturday, November 3. You can check out all the ways to listen here, and if you want to get involved with the all-requests special, you can find the contact info here.